Main Dishes

Baked Ziti by Flavor Mosaic

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Baked Ziti is one of my favorite comfort foods. It tastes amazing, especially the next day. It is an excellent dish to make in advance and freeze or eat immediately. Better yet, make two batches and eat one and freeze the other for later. Rich, flavorful marinara sauce coats the ziti pasta (or in this case penne pasta) and ground beef and italian sausage. It is mixed with cream cheese and mozzarella and parmesan for a creamy, cheesy, beefy, pasta-y, yum fest. Yes. A Yum Fest is an accurate

16 ounces dry ziti or penne
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ lb lean ground beef
½ lb ground italian sausage
2 teaspoons dried italian seasoning
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (adjust to taste)
1 (28-ounce) jar your favorite marinara sauce ( I use Newman’s Own)
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened and cubed
1-1/2 cups mozzarella (or Italian Blend cheese), shredded
½ cup parmesan, shredded or grated
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Prepare pasta according to package direction, drain, set aside. While the pasta cooks, in a large skillet, over medium heat,...
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Nutritions

Calories
2176

Sodium
3047mg
126% DV

Fat
123g
189% DV

Protein
139g
278% DV

Carbs
94g
32% DV

Fiber
13g
54% DV